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president obama had the tinyist of lead going into this election day. >> i expect it to be more tired. given the number of events and hours and i think i got energy for the people that i spent time with, whether at the rope line or the rallies. when you have ten thousand people cheering you, you get a real boost from it. >> now, let me show you this video. the plane carrying mitt romney landed here in boston. and the governor had just returned from that swing from a day of campaigning. romney and ryan, we are told at this moment are next door in a hotel next to a convention center and president obama is in chicago waiting to see if he will get a second term and that where my colleague, ken pritchett. >> reporter: we are waiting fort arrival of his audience. thousands of people should be let in the doors in about an hour or so. they will be watching the returns hour by hour. we talked to democratic national communications brad woodall will be looking at as they try to gauge the outcome, the first focus is on virginia and florida. >> the northern virginia area and virginia, i mention those st
to go to president obama. 55 electoral votes in california. this is obviously a huge one. no surprise that the president wins california. also, right now, we can tell you that hawaii is also going to obama. nbc news projecting the president to win hawaii as well, another four electoral votes. listen to the crowds, carl. >> yep. >> another winning -- another winner on a close call in idaho. idaho is going to governor romney. governor romney wins idaho with four electoral votes. nbc news projecting mitt romney the winner there. >> couple of big states out of the pacific northwest as we continue to hear the crowds at democracy plaza. the state of oregon, too early to call. although nbc news is saying that the president, barack obama, does lead in the state of oregon. and washington state. nbc news projects that barack obama will take the state of washington. there are some cheers in democracy plaza. we'll go back to there as the map fills in as the night goes on. >> not really clear who the fan base is for because you're hearing the same kind of, you know, phrase for both obama and romne
, in our hearts, that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. whether you held an obama sign or a romney sign, you made your voice heard and you made a difference. >>> the tally. president obama 50%. 58 millian votes. mitt romney, 48%. 56 million votes. so much for the popular vote. the electoral vote. 270 needed to win. president obama 303, governor romney 206. still unassigned, 29, florida is conducting a recount. >>> was this election a mandate, a landslide, a rout, a speaker, a marginal win, what was it? >> it is a significant victory by the president of the united states by more than 2 million votes, john. i don't believe it is a mandate. >> why isn't a mandate if it is such a big win? >> a mandate for what? a mandate to work together, certainly the entire country wants that. but the real fire bell in the night on this election is for the republican party. there are 100 million folks in this country who are black, brown, asian, hispanic, middle eastern, they voted between 70 and 90% democratic and the white vote only went by 18 points to mitt romney. john of the sev
acompanarno en el estado de maryland el presidente barack obama prevalecio... pero ahora los ojos estan puestos sobre el referendo que se llevo a cabo en ese estado en cuanto a temas de seguridad, matrimonios homosexuales, y el que mayor atencion ocupa de los latinos, el acta del sueno. lilian >>> y tambiÉn mujeres, no es un paÍs de hombres blancos nada mÁs, el partido republicano dependÍa mayormente del voto del hombre blanco. >>> sÍ y no, hay que ver com se distribuye el voto de mujeres no es un rechazo a la filosofÍa conservadora es de centro derecho el paÍs, el problema que republicanos no supieron retomar un tema importante como la inmigraciÓn, no quiere decir que en temas sociales tenemos que cambiar de postura, se debe al voto latino, e intransigencia en inmigraciÓn. >>> una cosa que me llama la atenciÓn que estamos terminando como empezamos con un presidente demÓcrata, un senado dz crata, una cÁmara de representantes republicana, y un estancamiento en el paÍs que no se vio desde hace tiempo, quÉ tiene que ocurrir para salir del estancamiento. >>> sÍ, parece que to
. with stocks weighed down, is this the obama sell-off? are other factors involved? the dow will open lower. some industries that taking on the shin, telling the financial story of this election coming up next and so is karl rove. what went wrong for romney? he has an answer. >> this election is over but our principles indoor. i believe the principles upon which this nation was founded are the only sure guide to a resurgent economy and new greatness. 4g lte is the fastest. so, which supeast 4g lte service would yochoose, based on this chart ? don't rush into it, i'm not looking for the fastest answer. obviously verizon. okay, i have a different chart. going that way, does that make a difference ? look at verizon. it's so much more than the other ones. so what if we just changed the format altogether ? isn't that the exact same thing ? it's pretty clear. still sticking with verizon. more 4g lte coverage than all other networks combined. is what drives us to broadcast the world's biggest events in 3d, or live to your seat high above the aantic ocean. it's what drives us to create eco-friendly
and pledges to our flag. >> president obama gives a nod to dream act activists in his victory speech as latino voters turned out in record numbers to help obama win reelection. we will speak with juan gonzalez about the latino vote and the nation's changing demographics. >> were talking about 11 million to 12 million people that are undocumented in the united states. i think the extreme -- the most extreme right of the republican party understands that if 11 million to 12 million people are able to legalize their status and become a voters, it will change the political landscape of america for decades to come. >> we will also discuss puerto rico. for the first time, the majority of the island's voters supported a non-binding referendum to become a full u.s. state. we will speak with the nation magazine's john nichols president of his new mandate for the next four years. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. president obama return to the white house on wednesday hours after his convincing win over republican challe
to the post election coverage. president obama winning the electoral and popular vote and including of the battle ground states. florida still too close to call right now. people voted late in the night and officials still ned to count the absentee ballots. >> steve: hispanics in colorado voted three-one and giving him colorado. he also took the state of iowa 52-46 for romney. >> brian: we thought that was going to be closer. all important state of ohio. this was neck and neck . it was the bellweather. union household incrosed support to the by five points . not a surprise. comny won north carolina which obama took last time around. mitt romney was able to grab. virge rirge and florida isn't in his column. >> gretchen: half of wisconsin voters have a favorable opinion of paul ryan, it was not enough to give romney a win. he lost his home state. >> brian: that was a dominant win in wisconsin. >> steve: despite the push in pennsylvania. voters gave the 20 electoral vote to president obama. >> brian: what happened to dead heat and too close to call. pennsylvania, president obama got ou
of the newspaper's. usa today -- obama triumphs, midwest is key, political divide remains. years the wall street journal, obama wins. and the washington times, obama wins second term. and the new york times, obama is a night. it talks romney for a second term in a bruising run. and washington post, a second term. here is your turn to weigh in on what happened last night. we want to hear from you. the numbers are on the screen. democrats -- 202-585-3880. republicans -- 202-585-3881. independents. 202-585-3882. you can send us a tweet @cspanwj. you can make a comment on our facebook page,.,com/cspan. and if you make the comment under the posting that says the president has been reelected. your thoughts, we will get to those quickly. here are some updated results. >> but this take a look at how you want. according to ap exit polls, hispanics and women carried him to victory in that state. in colorado, 77% of voters said the economy top of their list, but one and two blend george w. bush for the economy. and i welcome it shattered their 2008 early voting record -- in iowa, they shattered their 2008
, very disappointed. it remains to be seen whether president obama can gather up the supporters of mitt romney. he said he wants to be helpful to the president. he will pray for the president and that he will be supportive. but it remains to be seen whether half of the country that seemed to have voted for someone else tonight will be able to support president obama. he is now left the stage and as you see behind me, all of these folks are leaving too. this is the situation here in boston, reporting live rita williams, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> from a very quiet and subdued boston, we go to a very lively chicago where president oe -- obama is expected to come out momentarily with his acceptance speech. ken wayne has been following this. we've been waiting for some time, what are you hearing. >> reporter: i would describe people's reaction to that concession speech we heard from governor romney as respectful. there was no booing in the audience that i was able to pick up on and applauding for points that governor romney had in his speech. what everybody is waiting for is president obama
in week in the wake of hurricane sandy with president obama and mitt romney making their final pitches to swing state voters. >> governor romney has been using all his talents as a salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly. the very same policies we've been cleaning up after for the past four years. >> attacking me does not create an agenda for him. we actually have a plan to get this economy going. >> paul: and joining the panel this week, wall street journal columnist and deputy editor dan henninger, political diary editor jason riley, james freeman and washington columnist kim strassel. >> any evidence that hurricane sandy is going to affect this race? >> i think, yes, i think it might, in the sense that -- i think one of the big elements in the race is the level of enthusiasm on both sides. my strong sense, paul, this is an enthusiasm deficit on the democratic side. >> paul: all the polls show that. >> all the polls show that and i think it's a going to be a determining factor, now, new jersey, new jersey, maryland, it isn't going to decide whet
cbs news projects will go to governor romney. and so far tonight we have projected president obama the winner of the state of vermont. that is all we have at the moment. all the other state state wheree polls have closed we simply don't have enough information yet to make a projection on those states. will barack obama get a second term? or will mitt romney become the 45th president? will the democrats be able to hold on to the senate or will the republicans take control? we're about to find out. it's election night on cbs. changes and i'm going to bring it to this country. >> the stock market has rebounded. our assembly lines are humming again. we are moving forward! >> i want more jobs! my priority is jobs, jobs, jobs! >> i don't want your vote because of what i have done, i want your vote because of what i'm going to do. >> this campaign is growing, the momentum is building. >> in america our destiny is not written for us, it's written by us. >> three more days and we can get to work building our country. >> in two days america's got a choice to make. >> one final push and we'll
class. that's us. >> reporter: mitt romney had used for years now the term obama care, something of an epithet to attack the president's health care reform. tonight certainly a referendum on many things. do you think it was a referendum on that, if nothing else? >> no, i don't think so. i think that obama has got a plan in mind and that there's nothing wrong with that. he's going to move things around and organize health care in a better way so it's more accessible for everybody. >> what do you make of the celebration especially as we called barack obama -- >> it's awesome. >> reporter: what you thought it would be? >> i think it's great. >> reporter: two very happy, satisfied voters, if nothing else, i would argue there are a few more behind me here in times square tonight, diane and george. >> a lot of people. to ron brownstein right now. there's going to be so much we learn about the country coming out of this election and the party. one fact i want to throw at you as you reflect on this victory for president obama. the last six presidential elections democrats have won the po
obama is re-elected. >> from chicago to times square to the white house, an eruption of joy. the emotion echoing the excitement of four years ago. >>> and in boston a gracious concession from a worthy opponent in the long, hard-fought and extremely expensive race. >> a victorious president obama says "we are all in this together." now the work on the second term, creating more jobs, healing the economy, moving forward with health care reforms begins for president barack obama. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> and good wednesday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm paula faris. barack obama has been re-elected president of the united states, declared the winner just after 11:00 eastern last night. winning pretty much all the key battleground states including ohio on his way to clinch the 270 electoral votes that he needed. >> predicted a long night. didn't really end up being one. ended pretty quickly. electoral college, sweeping victory for the president. despite the big margin he won by in the college. the popular vote still a lot closer. that going down
in our and booming out to you in every corner of this great land of ours. president obama today at the white house will speak to the nation about his plan for deficit reduction, how to avoid going off of the fiscal cliff, but the big question is not what will president obama propose, but will republicans automatically oppose it like they have. did they learn anything on tuesday? do they know the american people don't want obstructionism, they want action. but first let's get the latest from lisa ferguson out in los angeles hi lisa, good morning. >> hey bill good morning, everyone. the fiscal cliff is a big issue moving forward and there is a showdown in store. while john boehner has offered up a bit of a compromise he and harry reid have different ideas. >> people making all this money have to contribute a little bit more. >> the congressional budget office are analyzing person provisions of the fiscal cliff. it finds letting these bush tax cuts expire is the least harmful way to improve the economy. but the gop would rather see lower rates and eliminating
obama's health care law. >> the health care law. >> the signature achievement of barack obama's presidency. >> now they're trying to drag it into the negotiations over the fiscal cliff. >> we have a new message from congressman boehner. >> we can't afford it, we can't afford it and we can't afford to leave it in tact. that's not a new message. >> can you say it was done openly? >> that is not a new message. >> they have been defeated three times. >> we had an election. >> the american people have spoken. >> elections have consequences. >> we're not going to change anybody's mind. >> they need to move on. >> we had an election and they lost. >> i want to thank everyone who participated in this election. >> the presidential pardon. >> the winning turkey can thank his stellar campaign team. >> turkey pardon at the white house. >> these birds are moving forward. >> a very happy thanksgiving. >> a very happy thanksgiving. >> happy thanksgiving. >> and happy thanksgiving. presidential campaigns, they usually focus on, well, you might say hope and change. the candidates promise big g
. >> kimberly: we told you. >> tonight, the 2012 race for the white house has been called in obama's favor. because he was unable to solve america's problems over the past four years, the president just inherited one big mess. it's a mess that he must now take ownership of because in part, he created it. the blame game stops right here, right now. it's going to take a lot of time to sort through the data to understand why last night happened. let's begin by make a few simple observations. and they are important. the first one is that americans, you get the government you want and deserve. it pains me to say this, but america right now deserves barack obama. four years ago, the public could be excused for voting for obama because he was a blank canvas on which people could draw whichever pictures they wanted. not this time. barack obama had a record that we could judge him by and a majority of american, just barely over 50% looked at that record and decided they wanted more of the same. i couldn't figure out why they arrived at that judgment, in a thousand years. but we are a self-governing
that we both had to president obama would be reelected. >> bill: in fact, we called it at 303 yesterday. thank you mary. >> richard says i know why romney was so successful in business and politics. he just doesn't stop pounding and pounding. pretty soon his opponents get so fired of this that they give it back to him. thank god the democratic party realized this and just kept pounding back. nobody pounded harder than barack obama or worked harder than barack obama. it's a great day to celebrate! let's do it together! victory! >> bill: we did it, yes indeed, good morning it's the morning after, wednesday november 7, welcome to the full court press on this big big day here on current tv. we did it again we put barack obama back in the white house for four more years. it's exactly what we wanted. it's what we've been working for for the last two years. it's what we've been praying for, we made it happen and it's so great because it's just what this country needs to move forward with barack obama's agenda and republicans had better realize it and cooperate this time and stop stabbing barac
captioning funded by cbs >>> four more years. >> thank you. thank you. >> president obama wins a second term in the white house after scoring election night victories in the key battleground states of ohio, virginia, iowa, and colorado. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. and you've made me a better president. >> mitt romney conceding defeat after a bitter and costly campaign. >> ann and i join with you earnestly to pray for him and the nation. >> but little changes in congress, with democrats maintaining control of the senate, while the gop holds sway over the house. this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, november 7th, 2012. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. barack obama has been reelected president of the united states. mr. obama won a second term in office defeating mitt romney following an often nasty and costly election. democrats have retained control of the senate, republicans continue to control the house. president obama won a decisive victory over mitt romney racking up wins in at least 7 of 9 battlegroun
, president obama won it four years ago, governor romney has won it this time. it is not a surprise, though. we were expecting governor romney to take indiana. kentucky, this is a very red state and governor romney has taken kentucky, as well, tonight. and vermont, a very blue state weighing in early and president obama, abc news, based on the exit polls is ready to project a winner in vermont right now. let's tell you about other states. we have too little information to make a projection. georgia, a red state, bill clinton won in 1992, but no other republican or every republican has won since then and south carolina, solid red state, not enough information to project at this point, so -- and virginia, this is a big one, george, and we do not have enough information at this moment. we are watching it every single moment. we'll bring you the news as we have it. >> that is the biggest surprise so far. a must win for mitt romney. the overall map. as you said no big surprises right now. a lot of votes outstanding but the polls are closing. the race could not be closer. both 2012 stavote 2012 s
>>> welcome back to the cnn newsroom. i'm prfredricka whitfield. president obama and mitt romney are making a final push. obama has florida, colorado and ohio on his schedule. this morning mitt romney was in des moines and just spoke in cleveland, ohio to supporters. later today he will be rallying in pennsylvania and virginia. we'll have all the action from the campaign trail. we have a team of reporters in the battleground states covering all the angles. meanwhile, team obama is making its final push for votes today. this hour he is expected in the battleground state of florida where he is expected to speak shortly in hollywood, florida. brianna keelel is already there. brianna, what is the message the president is expected to deliver there? >> reporter: this, fredricka, is going to be his closing message. he is going to be telling voters you may not agree with everything that i've done, you may be impatient with the pace of change, but stick with me, my economic policies are working and we're heading in the right direction. as mitt romney has tried to frame himself as the cand
>> president obama said democracy can be messy and complicated, but these arguments we have are a mark of our liberty. he said in the weeks ahead, he wants to reach out, as megyn said and all of this talk around the country has made him a better president. saying, whether you voted for me the first time or not, we have a long way to go and things to do and the best is yet to come in the united states. i tell you, it's interesting to watch as these pictures coming in live from mccormick place in chicago. the crowd, obviously enthused by this speech. he is trying to reach across the aisle with this speech. the challenge will be, the challenge that lies ahead as this lame-duck congress has to deal with some big issues in the next few weeks. and then tall begins again. it is hard to believe, but the iowa caucuses. >> don't say it. >> are 1,154 and days -- >> you had to go there. >> i did. we just finished! >> i know. i'm in pol particulars. >> it is the reporter. >> i am covering politics. >> i am into taking a break. [chuckles] >> listen, we are so honored to have all of you wi
president obama won a second term and what he's likely to do with it. and plus, how should republicans respond and regroup for 2014 and beyond. from tax hikes to collective bargaining to gay marriage, how some big measures, across the states across the country. welcome to the journal, editorial report. i'm paul gigot, a divided country gave president obama a second chance on tuesday, handing him a narrower, but decisive win over republican rival mitt romney. here is with a look how he did it. dan henninger, and jason riley and washington columnist kim strassel. start with you, when you get a defeat like this, there's no one thing necessarily that explains it. but why don't you pick out your most important? >> look, i think there were two things key to the obama victory, one was that very ol on, they ran this very high dollar attack campaign against mitt romney, a bit of a character assassination throughout the summer and mitt romney didn't respond to it and he didn't recover from it. when you combine that with the president's brutally efficient, we now know turnout operation in core st
i have learned from you. and you've made me a better president. >> four more years. president obama wins re-election and said the best is yet to come for america. even as the votes in one battleground state are still unsettled. >>> good afternoon. i'm pat lawson muse. >> and i'm jim handly. we have live team coverage of this historic election in just a moment. but first we begin with the weather today, folks. right now we're tracking a strong coastal storm. >> it's making its way across the mid-atlantic at this hour and it could mean snow for some of us. let's go over to veronica johnson. >> yes, still a strong coastal storm. as i said yesterday, the storm system more off the coast and still trying to overcome a lot of dry air. so this is how our day has looked pretty much with really precipitation falling throughout. just got off the phone with a friend of mine up in essex, maryland, areas northeast baltimore, where there's been a few drops of rain falling there. let's take me up to philadelphia, pennsylvania, where they've had flakes of snow. in fact, bigger flakes. you can see co
what matters if president obama is re-elected or not. the indecision over the outcome played out once again in today's quiet session. the dow gained 19 points. s&p rallied. nasdaq advanced 5.9%. tonight i want to show you what really matters, why they might go up or down independent of the election. don't worry, i'm going to give you some picks for an upset by governor romney, although i'm on record thinking it's most likely not going to go the governor's way. but i bow to popular demand. first up, let's figure out how stocks have really done under president obama and i'm going to use a prism that i haven't seen anybody else use, the five-year lookback. you cannot use the inauguration day as the starting point. there's too much priced in at that point. almost every stock is higher, so it's irrelevant. the s&p is up 75% from inauguration. we need to go back to when the great recession was just about to begin. it became clear the next occupant in the white house could be a democrat, proved my thesis that if obama wins, it might not matter the stocks nearly as much as you think. anyway,
boston. let's begin with ken in chicago with president obama's campaign. >> reporter: this is where president obama will be tonight to hold what his supporters hope will be a victory speech. let's take a quick look at the venue. this is where the president will take to the stage with his family and that of vice president joe biden. what time he makes an appearance depends on the time of the returns. there are seats here for thousands of the president's supporters, most of them will be campaign volunteers, a few of whom president obama thanked this morning when he made a surprise visit to a field office in chicago. he even cold called. >> is this annie? hi, this is barack obama. how are you in i'm doing -- you know... [ laughter ] >> i don't think she knows it's me. >> my name was barack obama. you know, the president of the united states. how are you? you know, can i just say, you were really polite to me when you didn't know who i was. that's so nice. >> reporter: as you can see, it was light work for president obama on this election day afternoon. he even played a game of basketba
obama to come out and speak to the crowd, obviously mitt romney as well, neither one has, although president obama has acknowledged his victory tonight. mitt romney as we know has not come out conceding this race. the projections are out, and president obama has won his second term as president. i want to pick up on the last part of my question. do you see the promises of the tax hikes with the republican controlled house. do you see those going forward? >> some of the so-called bush tax cuts are scheduled to expire. if nothing is done, between now and the end of the year, they're just going to go away. i think that the republicans are going to be hard-pressed to defend those tax cuts. but you know, there are a whole number of things that the president wants to do that are contingent on congress. a number of things congress wants to do that are contingent upon the president's wishes. there is also a concern some things that have going to happen even if nothing goes on. we know that the economy, while still moving slowly, is headed in the right direction. in some respects the presid
. a closely fought campaign between president barack obama, and mitt romney, the former massachusetts governor, has come down to this night when tens of millions of voters finally have their say. >> ifill: it's just after 8:00 eastern time and the polls have now closed in almost half the states and the district of columbia, including 15 states that closed just hometowns ago. >> woodruff: there are now some fresh results to share with you, based on exit polling in key precincts and early returns, the networks have called the state of georgia for mitt romney. this is not a surprise. this is a state that went to john mccain four years ago, but just to recap, the state of kentucky has also been called for governor romney. the state of vermont going to barack obama, again, not a surprise. this is a very blue state. west virginia for governor romney. and i believe we have one other state, south carolina. all of these states so far, again, i guess you would kay, gwen, in the predictable column-- and indiana, one other state we have been able to call-- rather the associated press, or the networks. our
. the state of california goes to the democrat, not surprisingly, obama as -- the polls have just closes in california. nothing reporting yet but we are 100% sure california goes to obama. the state of washington not surprisingly to the democrat obama. the state of idaho, goes to romney. 91 votes to 52 votes, we are sure of ourselves around here and then the state of hawaii, good evening to you and you have elected -- you have given your votes to obama. now to the important states which are still undecide. that will begin with the state of virginia. a state that we have been watching all night long. now three fourths of all precincts reporting. romney with a slight lead but still to close to call according to the decision team. the state of ohio which we thought would be the big teller of the night, obama at the moment at least has opened up a lead but only two thirds of all precincts reporting and ohio is still to close to call as is iowa, six votes up for grabs, important state in this election. obama with what looks like it's a lead but because of the precincts still out it's to close
obama has not met with the republican leaders in the house or the senate since july. >> boo! >> we have a debt crisis coming, we have budget problems, we have economic problems. that's not leadership. we need a leader. now the reason mitt romney and i keep talking about our five-point plan is because we believe we owed you our fellow citizens an actual plan. we owe you solutions, we owe you ideas. real reforms can be had to get a real recovery. we had real recovery in this state in this country let's use that recovery and put people back to work. let's get the keystone pipeline, let's get more gas, more coal and renewables. i tell you what, we know what layoffs are, we have family and friends that we know of who are in their 40s or their 50s or their 60s, prime working years, they're out of a job or they're out of a good job. we need to clear the bureaucracy so they can get the skills they need. and if there are kids who are stuck in inner city schools, whether it's milwaukee or minneapolis. let their parents take them to a school that actually performs so they can get out of poverty an
of t hispanic vote, that's also a big structural problem. the promise of barack obama in 2004, just to state the obvious, when he first sprang on national attention with the "we're not red america, we're not blue america, we're not white, we're not black" that's been eviscerated. we clearly have an electorate that's divided in long term structural ways along racial lines. >> and regional lines. >> and the goal of either party would be -- and gender lines and the goal of either party would be to change that. >> rose: an election preview when we continue. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: tonight we enter the final hours of 2012's presidential election. tuesday may be the main event but tens of millions have already voted. reduction of early voting hours in key states have raised questions about the propriety of campaign tactics. both sides are preparing for possible legal challenges in a sign that the contest might continue beyond election day. president barack obama and governor romney have spent the day dru
and vermont for obama. we will focus on the more competitive senate races and next up we join the political coverage from politico, here on c-span. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> give up on the fight to make sure the middle class is growing. >> welcome to politico live. a special wecome tlcome to c-sp, when we began with pawlenty's announcement on youtube 580 days ago. i am joined by john harris, mike aaron, karen -- politico is the better place for it. polls closing in most states on the east coast. some pivotal states closed. virginia, ohio, and pennsylvania -- it will be a late night. it couldn't be a bigger night in politics. it was 50-50 500 days ago and ended as a 50-50 race. and the exit polling shows it is 50-50. the senate, democrats control -- it doesn't look like the republicans will take control. democrats think they can get seats. the republicans with a 25 seats in the house as a majority, nobody thinks they will lose that. we will watch the races that tell us the most about politics. everyone
-- the presidency for four. looking at the states which have senate races up, i think the argument that obama will have to essentially extends the tax cuts as is come from of the 20 d's who are up, many of them in quite red states and the r's -- either very strong candidates because they all survived in 2008 and got elected against the obama landslide that year. whereas obama agreed to continue the tax cuts because he feared his own reelection, this time it is the democrats in the senate in a similar position obama was. >> thank you very much. i believe there are two narratives and it seems like both of the jim demint in their own way. but there is also the question of political psychology. and it is clear some republicans, some moderate republicans, some neo- conservatives, some people who were advisers to governor romney, that they do think that president obama got a mandate and suggest the republicans make major concessions. to what extent in your conversation with house republicans, to what extent this feeling is kind of common among rank and file members? >> the cheerful news from the ta
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